Don’t expect to effect real or lasting systems change—the kind of change that disrupts the centering of white dominant norms and that shifts power structures—if you only maintain anti-racist practices at the office, and then leave all the hard work by the door until your next work day. That’s a set up for failure.
At Mission Partners, we believe firmly that building equitable and anti-racist practices is a lifelong journey and not something that can be done in a silo, such as the workplace or in personal settings alone. Rather, building one’s strongest equity muscle requires layers of unlearning, learning, and action over time, in all aspects of life.
To support individuals along their own equity practice, Mission Partners’ Fellow Kaitlin Quigley developed an Open Source Equity Practice Guide in the summer of 2020, inspired by Nell Derick Debevoise’s Antiracism Practice Tracker.
While some of these resources are our own, most are collected and appropriated credited to individuals and leaders who have pushed us along our own respective equity journeys.
The guide lives on Google Drive and is maintained by the Mission Partners team.
Our hope is that you will borrow from this practice guide, learn, from it, and most importantly add to it as a way to build a comprehensive set of resources that can build a collective equity muscle in all we do.